Following a leak happened yesterday night, today NIS America officially announced that it will publish The Lost Child, a dungeon JRPG directed by Takeyasu Sawaki, well known as the man behind El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron for PS3 and Xbox 360, and the character design of Okami.
The game, which was relesed in Japan at the end of August published by Kadokawa Games, will be released in both North America and Europe in 2018, for PS4 and PS Vita.
We also get an official description and bullet points directly from NIS America:
Occult journalist Hayato Ibuki encounters a strange girl during his investigations into a series of mysterious suicides in Tokyo. She implores that Hayato must live, before bestowing upon him a mystical device that allows him to capture celestial and arcane creatures. He is now thrust into a world beyond our own, home to horrific monsters and celestial beings. In it, he must delve into dungeons called Layers and solve the mystery of the device. Where his journey leads him could decide the fate of the our world…
- Mythology Unbound — Features 50+ entities from myths and legends to capture, each with 3 unique forms to progress through!
- Spread the Wealth of Knowledge — There are more than 250 skills to learn and distribute among your party of captured Astrals.
- The Infinite Abyss Awaits — Test yourself against massive dungeons with up to 99 floors of deathly dangers!
A limited edition will be available, priced at $59.99, it will include the official soundtrack, an hardcover art book, all wrapped with the game in a collector’s box.
Below you can enjoy the announcement trailer, a few screenshots and a look at the limited edition.
If you want to see more of The Lost Child, You can check out the latest and “final” Japanesetrailer, a recent batch of artwork showing the astrals that we’ll be able to fight and control, another recent trailer, the first gameplay videos, the latest gallery of screenshots, the first trailer, the second trailer, the first screenshots hinting to the return of Enoch, and another batch of images.